State law addresses vaccinations.
Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XIII Section 1303. Immunization Required; Penalty.
(a) It shall be the duty of all school directors, superintendents, principals, or other persons in charge of any public, private, parochial, or other school including kindergarten, to ascertain that every child, prior to admission to school for the first time has been immunized, as the Secretary of Health may direct, against such diseases as shall appear on a list to be made and from time to time reviewed by the Advisory Health Board. All certificates of immunization shall be issued in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Health with the sanction and advice of the Advisory Health Board.
Procedure Manual School Immunization Regulations
This comprehensive manual covers all guidelines and regulations as well as exemption policies
School Immunization Requirements
This page outline the immunization policy and the reasons the policy exists.
School Vaccination Information for Parents
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School Vaccination Requirements for Attendance in Pennsylvania Schools
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The Pennsylvania Code § 23.83. Immunization requirements.
Each school director, superintendent, principal, or other person in charge of a public, private, parochial or nonpublic school in this Commonwealth, including vocational schools, intermediate units, and special education and home education programs, cyber and charter schools, shall ascertain that a child has been immunized in accordance with the requirements in subsections (b), (c) and (e) prior to admission to school for the first time, under section 1303 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. § 13-1303a), regarding immunization required; penalty.